Peace Globe #2415 ~ Peace Bloggers Unite

This is a screenshot of peace blogger Annelisa Lynch’s blog called Peace Bloggers Unite. It is a website designed in support of BlogBlast4Peace.  She began making a colorful peace web “quilt” on a page back in 2011. It is so awesome to see them displayed like this. Annelisa has been an ardent supporter of the movement since its inception in 2006.  Every launch she is busy helping me collect them from all over the world. I cannot thank her enough for her friendship and heart.
She is as passionate a peace blogger as I’ve ever known. 

Annelisa Lynch
United Kingdom

Announcing BlogBlast4Peace ~ Join us Nov 4, 2012

Welcome!

At sunset on July 12, 2012, we, as a community of peace bloggers, launched the 9th BlogBlast For Peace aka Dona nobis pacem in the blogosphere. We made a trip to the shore (virtual and real) and synchronized sunsets across the globe. From Israel to the Atlantic, the Ohio River to the Ionian Sea, virtual splashes from Arkansas to the Connecticut River, from British Columbia, Newfoundland to the Florida coastline, Ireland and Washington, even Mississippi and Oregon met me in North Carolina on the Cape Fear River…. Peace globes 2012 was launched. We made quite a splash.


 I could think of no better way to announce our November 4th campaign than a designated time for all to bring the same thoughts and vibes to the table…er…ocean.  And that’s just what happened. It wasn’t just me making an announcement. It was all of usSee the Facebook Event page here. (Peaceful Message In A Bottle Tossing Event)

I was literally on the Atlantic Ocean. This is what happened during a most meaningful beginning:

 
 Quotations came in. I put them in a bottle* or wrote them on shells and rocks. I painted and scripted and cut scrolled paper into strips.  Then I wrote my own letter to place in the bottle explaining the movement and its history. This is what sunset looked like when I walked out to greet my fellow peace bloggers on the shore of my Atlantic. The light was blue! Wherever peace bloggers were in the world –  on their own beaches of change and hope – I knew they were tossing peaceful thoughts at the same time. These are a few of the sayings I took with me to the beach:

 Julie Rose from Ohio sent this quote in. I placed it in the bottle and also wrote it on a shell.
A Kwee Life from Cabot, Arkansas had this to say…
and chose to toss it in the Bloggy Ocean at Message In A Bottle

Shannon from Shannon’s Moments of Introspection tossed a bottle on both her blogs and all over Facebook.

Silvia Hoefnagels (Salix Tree) an artist from Ireland who has been a peace blogger since its inception in 2006 created this Lennon inspired “peace” of artwork and posted it on the event page: 

She wrote, “below us, above us” I’ve been doing artwork based on schematics.. this one is based on a RF Power oscillator schematic, musical notes from “Imagine” and the thoughts in my head today. This is the day of “throw-a-peace-message-into-the-ocean. So I have myself throwing a virtual peace sign into a virtual ocean.”


DJ of One Heart in Israel. I wrote her quote on a beautiful horizontal shell I found on the beach. It was perfect. I threw it into my Atlantic and wished for peace on her far-from-peaceful shore. I hope it makes it to her.

Jamie White of Durward Discussion blogged peace and tossed a bottle in the Bloggy Ocean

 Kirstin contributed a powerful Santana quote:

Travis of Trav’s Thoughts with an original quote always associated with his peace posts: Diversity need not be divisive. 
Indeed

 and dear chef Janice D’Agostino of The Mindful Palate and The Peaceful Palate did a little sprinkling….

and more! I saw these folks there as well…Randal, Dawn, Fisher and Staff, Lori Cheryl, Julie, Ann, Nicholas, Michelle, Hope, Diane (on the Connecticut River), Michael, Jobi (who wrote, “The time for peace is now”) Ned (tossing from the Ohio River), EmmDee, Sonny Bee (who will toss a peace message into the Ionian Sea for us in August) CGrayWolf, Eileen, Alicia Ballard, Julie Carlisle, Doreen, Alison, DJ in Israel and others.

It was so moving to think of the peace bloggers physically (and virtually and metaphorically!) delivering peace to the ocean at the same time. Instead of one person announcing a movement launch while others jump in to follow – we actually began together. I like that. I like that a lot. It speaks to the continuity this movement has achieved and the dedication of all of you. We do believe that words are powerful…or we wouldn’t have given them back to the sea and to each other.

 Thanks to all who participated in reality or spirit – which is one and the same in my opinion.
It’s a launch.
BlogBlast For Peace 2012 has officially begun. What a peaceful way to begin the countdown to November 4th.
Maybe someday somewhere somehow, somebody will find our words and know that a group of writers took the time to write and blog about a peaceful world. Maybe they will join us. Maybe they will believe that it is possible.

Hope to see you there.
We believe that words are powerful…this matters.

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Calling All Peaceful Bloggers ~ Messages Needed!

On the eve of the next launch of BlogBlast For Peace (which is upon us), I’d like to physically launch a real message bottle into the Atlantic Ocean this week to signal the beginning of our 2012 Blog4Peace campaign. November 4th is fast approaching. And I want to symbolize our work in a special way.

I tossed this virtual bottle into the Bloggy Ocean today.

On Thursday evening, I am tossing a real bottle* in the Atlantic (*or whatever is environmentally biodegradable and legally acceptable in my jurisdiction). 
For us…. as a peace blogging community circa 2012.
Here’s the EVENT on Facebook. Check in with us.

Maybe someday somewhere somehow, somebody will find it and know that a group of writers took the time to write and blog about a peaceful world.

Here’s the challenge. Send me any quotes or words you’d like to include in the bottle*. Or leave them here in the comment section. I will put them into a peace bloggers bottle* and toss it. Don’t worry. You’ll be there (I’ll take pictures etc!) and I’ll post our peaceful bottle tossing.

 If you are on a coastline yourself, toss your own peace bottle from your homeland shore and let us know about it on this page. The Event page is ready and waiting if you are a FB user.  Be sure to adhere to any local laws or specifications in your area regarding littering and do it the correct eco-friendly way. Write it on a rock, a banana peel…get creative…or symbolically join us.
I hope it lands on a peaceful shore. 
But if it doesn’t….maybe that’s the plan you see.

If you are here with us tomorrow, even in spirit, then you will be a part of the 2012 launch for BlogBlast4Peace. I can think of no better way to announce our November 4th campaign than a designated time for all to bring the same thoughts and vibes to the table….er…ocean. Then it won’t be just me making an announcement. It will be all of us. I like it!

*bottle means an alternative eco-friendly legal biodegradable substance*

I Am A Peace Blogger ~ Are you?

You have arrived at the Official Site of BlogBlast4Peace.
Please stay awhile and soothe your aching troubles by looking at the beautiful peace globes from around the world.
All you need to know is listed on this gallery site, showing individually numbered peace globes linked to the thousands of posts that inspired them AND up-to-the-minute information on the next BlogBlast4Peace. Just visit the page tabs at the top of my main blog, Mimi Writes or this blog for all the latest.

Join us November 4, 2012! Become a peace blogger.
Grab the logo above and post it on your blog!

Other colors to choose from…